Monday, February 13, 2012

Persistence Pays Off..

Wow, where do I begin?  Right now, my heart and soul are thankful to GOD for His many blessings.  I'm reflecting back over where I was this time last semester and where I am today. And I am glad to say. I'm in a much better place, today.  All last semester, I was seeking GOD's counsel on how to handle my medical school courses and how to keep up with the volume of information given each week...Persistently and consistently, I was inquiring:  How do I manage this information effectively?  What do I need to do to retain this information and be able to apply it on exams?  Basically, how do I succeed in medical school without burning out, was the bottom line.

Well, I am please to say that I found the key ingredient for my success.  I do not have to study 15 hrs a day any more.  I do not have to hibernate in my apartment all alone.  The secret to succeeding in medical school for me is to reach out to my classmates when I need help.  I found the coolest study partner and together we have managed to draw on each other's strengths and have consistently improved our exams scores tremendously.  I'm sold on working with a partner.  The Bible says, "two is better than one."  I am a believer.

So many of us are not use to depending on others for our success, especially as we mature with age. Having the guts to seek out help, in itself is a huge accomplishment.  The truth of the matter is, we must persistently seek out avenues that are going to lead us to our desired result.  When you are going after your dreams, fear, pride and doubt must be thrown out the window. 

It's just like lifting weights.  In the beginning, 10 lbs seems just enough to get the burn in my arm muscles.  But, as I continue to work my muscles with the 10lb weight, it no longer affects me the way it did in the beginning.  Thank GOD for learning curves.  My muscles (my brain) has increased in capacity and I am able to retain and recall the information with accurarcy. 

So, if there is something you desire, something you want without a question or a doubt...stay with it...persist until you succeed...persist until it happens for you....If you get a chance read, "The Greatest Salesman in the World" by Og Mandino...It will give you some keys to getting what you want in this life...

I will presist until I succeed.
Now, go live your dream....


  1. Wow, this is awesome. I enjoy reading your posts. I am a non-traditional applicant for Fall 2012 and you give me motivation to just go after my dream. God bless you and keep up the great work.

  2. Wow your story is inspiring. I really do enjoy reading touching stories like this about people who basically never gave up and stayed driven and determined. It makes me want to try harder. Anyways, I think it is really cool how you want to pursue your dream of becoming a doctor. Even though I'm just a 21-year-old prospective college student, I have always wanted to be a doctor. I am trying to bring up my GPA right now which is right below a 3.0 which is very frustrating. I would appreciate any advice or words of wisdom from you since you have been successful with your endeavors of making it into medical school. Do you have any advice or words of wisdom when it comes to some ways of preparing for the MCAT and bringing up your science GPA fast? If not, then do you know of anyone I can talk to who may be able to give me some advice? Thank you so much much for your time. I really do appreciate it!

    oh and my e-mail is

  3. What are you and your partner study methods? Do you draw things out, quiz each other, what is the secret for you two?

  4. What I discovered that works for me is writing stuff out..drawing and doing questions...When we get together we just go over lecturs and tie them together....I guess you could say we quiz each other..

    The turning point was being able to see the BIG PICTURE..asking why are we learning this, now..and with the other subjects..what does the professor want us to get from this lecture....then I learn the details...

  5. One of my favorite quotes is "Keep Calm and Carry On". Although it can be hard to live out sometimes, it's a good reminder that persistence and patience are what can get us through even the toughest of times. You have a remarkable story, and I wish you all the best for medical school. The clinical years are great, it helps to keep that in mind when you're sitting in lectures for hours at a time. Take care!